Wednesday, November 29, 2006

First Blogger

Blogger is the pioneer in the blogging world. They introduced the blogging concept and made it popular among mass. Have you ever thought who the first person was to create a blog with Blogger? I have thought and found him out. It’s very easy you know. Just see how I investigated:

My Profile in Blogger is available at-

It’s quite easy to understand that the number "30338908" is assigned for me. Then who the number "1" has been assigned to? Hence I tried the link

Yes, he is Evan Williams, founder of and perhaps the first Blogger.

A bad experience in Orkut

I came across a very bad incident in Orkut just few days back. I joined a community “What should Google do” months ago and used to visit the community frequently. I participated in various discussions and got quite a few “thank you” response from other members.

Suddenly I noticed that I cannot post comment there anymore because I have been banned from that community. I thought it might be some mistake on their part because I cannot remember doing anything bad there. So I contacted the owner of the community and asked the reason. And see how he responded.

I always try to keep people informed about my findings, especially when those are great. And the community has interpreted such activity as inappropriate ad posting. I really felt down and low. I left a message for him in his scrapbook and closed the chapter. It hurts you know...however, now I am feeling much better after telling you the entire whole story.

Friday, November 24, 2006

This is a funny one

Techy: "Do I need a bigger Hard Disk, if I want to download Internet?"
Expert: “Download Internet HERE”.

Tom and Jerry series - Flirty Birdy

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Whirl the World

After reviewing several blogs, my understanding says most people do not blog for money. And now Pew, a research organization in America has showed it. According to a study conducted by Pew, 7% of bloggers blog for money. The main objective behind blogging is still story telling.

However, another blogging trend is emerging during the recent times. Magazines and Journals are being published in blog-formats nowadays. If we consider them as blogs, then obviously this is going to be a new phase of blogging where money matters. Corporate houses are maintaining such blogs to promote their products and services as well.

Blogs are going to be more popular in the coming days. So if you want a blog and wish to make it popular, I can give a non-tech tip. Try to think of new words that somehow explain your product or service.

Let’s compare two different approaches:
Both of the above are self-explanatory phrases – but the first one looks better due to a thoughtful usage of words. And that is what I am trying to say. While giving a title to your article, product, service or concept – think of something new that magnets human mind and move the world ;)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Google AdSense for Video

After Text and Image ads, now I can show Video AdSense on my sites and blogs. It’s a good stuff. People get more attracted to video clippings, so the chances of clicks are higher. Sometimes I wonder, what else Google has behind the sleeve?

However, Google still has limited resources for video ads; hence it cannot be shown all over the time. Hopefully more video ads will be available soon and the internet will become more colorful and musical.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Man proposes Boss disposes

Certainly I am not going to discuss about getting my leave application denied. I am going to talk something more serious and it disturbs your mental state highly.

You have planned a project, prepared the guidelines and made all documentations. Now you are energized to start working on it. Then comes your boss, she checks all that you have done, gave her own suggestions and ideas and as a result the project gets a completely different look than what you wanted.

This is more likely to happen when you plan something new or innovative. However, you get disappointed and start following what she said. Then all on a sudden you see someone else has started using your idea that your boss rejected and the project is a big hit! How would you feel then? I feel happy and sorry simultaneously.

Happy: I am able to innovate a million-dollar idea.
Sorry: No; I am not sorry for not being recognized; I am sorry because I could not implement it.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Internet – a better medium of marketing

Internet has emerged lately in the evolution process of marketing and advertisement. However, it has thrown a strong challenge to all the existing marketing mediums in such a short time. Here Saikat speculates the reason behind it.

Internet = Visual + Audio + Audio-Visual

Print media is the oldest tool that marketers used to promote their products. It was based on Visual effects only. Then came radio and marketers started using acoustic as a means of marketing. Television gave a big blow and came up as a Audio-Visual medium of marketing.

Now, Internet has grasped all the strategies. All the above mentioned effects are easily available in the internet. Hence business houses and manufacturers are leaning towards web world while marketing their products or services.